Tag Archive: DTM

Nov 22

Da Costa and Rosenqvist shine in Macau – bad luck for Mortara and Müller

The weekends of the five DTM drivers that travelled to China to contest the 2016 Macau GP differed to the max

António Félix da Costa While both Edoardo Mortara and Nico Müller who competed in the GT race had close encounters with the crash barriers of the tight street circuit and had to leave Macau fortunately unharmed but empty-handed, António Félix da Costa, Felix Rosenqvist and Daniel Juncadella delivered in the Formula 3 race. Félix da Costa won the prestigious race at the Giua circuit, with Felix Rosenqvist coming second – and Juncadella finished eighth.   Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Marco Wittmann on “Champions-Tour”

In an interview he talks about his experiences after winning his second DTM title

Marco Wittmann visited the BMW plant in MunichSince Marco Wittmann was crowned DTM Champion for the second time at the DTM season finale in Hockenheim, he has been travelling from one event to the next. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Joint DTM test at Oschersleben

Less than two weeks had gone by since the DTM season finale at Hockenheim when the DTM cars were back in action

Mike RockenfellerThe preparations for the 2017 season already are running flat out and so, the three manufacturers involved in DTM, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG, tested their development vehicles for the coming season from 25th to 28th October at Oschersleben.

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Oct 27

Audi keeps on banking on DTM in the future

Audi re-orientated their motor-racing strategy – but the DTM involvement remained untouched

2016 Audi won in both the manufacturers’ and the team titles.This Wednesday (26th October, in front of some 300 motor-sport department employees, Chairman Rupert Stadler announced and presented the reorientation of the premium brand. While the Ingolstadters say farewell to the FIA WEC to join the Formula E with a works effort, DTM will remain an attractive field of activity for the brand with the four rings. It would be important to focus on the things that would keep Audi competitive in the coming years, Stadler stressed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Timo Scheider’s career – a life for DTM

For 16 years, DTM was the only thing that counted for Timo Scheider

The champion defended his title: Timo Scheider in 2009.In these 16 years, he left a mark in the series like nearly nobody else. “DTM was my life,” reveals Scheider who announced his retirement during the season finale at Hockenheim with tears in his eyes – or, more precisely, had to announce.

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Oct 19

Tales from the paddock – Ulrich Fritz: “The team coped incredibly well with this Herculean task” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

DTM, Lausitzring. Mercedes-AMG DTM Team, Mercedes-Benz, DTM, Lucas Auer, BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM Onto the home straight: After the grand finale of the 2016 DTM in Hockenheim, we’re immediately off to North America for back-to-back Formula 1 races in the USA and Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Interview with the champion: “I had to fight for every point”

Marco Wittmann did it

Marco Wittmann was crowned DTM champion for the second timeThanks to his fourth place at the season finale at the Hockenheimring he was crowned DTM champion for the second time. This makes Wittmann the first BMW driver to win two drivers’ championships in the DTM.

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Oct 15

A strong qualifying by BMW – Félix da Costa on pole position

In the penultimate qualifying session of his DTM career, António Félix da Costa secured his second pole position

António Félix da CostaIn qualifying for Saturday’s 17th DTM race of the season, the Portuguese posted the fastest lap time of 1m32.344s with his BMW M4 DTM and thus will be starting from the best grid position.

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Oct 12

Tales from the paddock – Felix Rosenqvist: “I’m not a rookie anymore.”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-10-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - JapanAfter winning their third Formula 1 constructors’ title on the trot in Japan, the next motor racing highlight is fast approaching – the DTM season finale and a home race for Mercedes-AMG at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Bruno Spengler’s Nordschleife debut

Bruno Spengler is one of the most experienced drivers on the DTM grid

Bruno Spengler alternated at the wheel of a BMW M235 Racing with his compatriot Kuno Wittmer.Since his first appearance in DTM, in 2005, the Canadian contested 137 races and won the 2012 DTM title. Like many of his DTM rivals, Spengler also often makes excursions to other race series.

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Oct 08

Four scenarios – how Wittmann, Mortara or Green can win the title

In the DTM season finale at Hockenheim, several constellations in the final two races can make for different results in the battle for the title

Four scenarios – how Wittmann, Mortara or Green can win the titleA lot of factors make you believe that it will be a battle between BMW’s Marco Wittmann and Audi’s Edoardo Mortara. There still is a maximum of 50 points to be won and with a gap of 14 points to the championship leader, Mortara still can steal Wittmann’s lead without the support of other drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Top-class programme for the DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring

The weekend from 14th to 16th October will answer all the questions still unanswered in the 2016 DTM season to date

Top-class programme for the DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring The ninth and last race meeting of the year will provide a top-class motor-racing spectacular. The races at the Hockenheimring will determine the title chase in all the three championship rankings as the battles for all the three titles have been taken down to the season finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

The BossHoss, Finn Martin and Marlon Roudette to get the crowds rocking on Saturday evening

DTM season finale at Hockenheim

20160508-0106 The DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (14th to 16th October) will be not only a motor-racing highlight for the fans as the music lovers and party fans also will get their money’s worth.

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Sep 29

Budapest analyses: “An issue for Norbert Haug”

During a DTM weekend one often witnesses things happening that just can’t be explained in two simple sentences

Budapest analyses: ‚An issue for Norbert Haug’Things that better should be assessed, analysed and explained by the experts. And who would be a better man for this job than Norbert Haug?

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Sep 23

Ekstrom to miss DTM finale for World RX title bid

As part of his ‘day job’ racing for Audi in the DTM

DriverFIA World Rallycross Championship leader Mattias Ekstrom has confirmed today (Thursday) that he will race in all three of the final rounds of World RX this season, including at the Estering in Germany next month, which clashes with the final round of the DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

DTM title chase intensifies

Budapest to stage the penultimate race weekend of the 2016 season

DTM title chase intensifies Now or never – that’s a motto three drivers will be racing under at the Hungaroring. Jamie Green, Robert Wickens and Edoardo Mortara have no choice at the Hungarian capital.

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Sep 20

DTM: Rosenqvist to contest the rest of the season

Felix Rosenqvist demonstrated his competitiveness in DTM – that’s the opinion of his employer, Mercedes-AMG

Felix Rosenqvist At the Moscow Raceway – in the sixth race meeting of the season – the Swede replaced Esteban Ocon whose switch Formula One with immediate effect had been announced just a few days earlier. And Rosenqvist convinced right away by finishing 10th in the first DTM race of his career.

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Sep 10

Miguel Molina ahead of Mücke duo in practice

DTM drivers are slowly getting closer and closer to achieving a perfect lap of the Nürburgring

This time, Miguel Molina was fastest of the 24 driversIn second free practice on Saturday morning, the field already was considerably faster than in the first session on Friday afternoon, in similar conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Farewell tour for one of the longest-serving DTM drivers: after 16 years, Martin Tomczyk has decided to call time on his successful career in the DTM

Farewell to DTM after 16 years: Martin Tomczyk

After 16 years Martin Tomczyk will end his DTM career.The fans will see the driver from BMW Team Schnitzer behind the wheel of his BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM for the last time at the Nürburgring, in Budapest and at the Hockenheimring. Tomczyk will remain a part of the BMW Motorsport family, concentrating on competition in international motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Golden anniversary for DTM and the Nürburgring

From 09th to 11th September DTM is going to race for the 50th time at the Nürburgring

On 17th June, 1984, the spectacular touring cars made their first appearance in the Eifel, with Olaf Manthey (Rover Vitesse) winning the debut race“50 times DTM at the Ring – that means 50 times motor racing at the highest level, 50 times maximum excitement for the fans and – last but not least – 50 times  a highly professional organisation at one of the nest motor-racing facilities in the world,” says ITR Chairman  Hans Werner Aufrecht. Read the rest of this entry »

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